Anti-VRA Rhetoric Used in 1965 and Today

Here’s video of my spot on Karen Finney’s MSNBC show “Disrupt” with Nia-Malika Henderson.

The anti-VRA arguments that transcend time:  voting protections are unnecessary, promoting voting rights stokes racial division, voting protections infringe on the 10th Amendment, and voting restrictions advance electoral integrity.  Here’s an overview that draws from Professor Keith Finley’s book “Delaying the Dream:  Southern Senators and the Fight Against Civil Rights.”

I’ve listed some differences between 1965 and now at spenceroverton.com (some of which support enhanced voting protections now).

Thoughts on NC soon.

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